Owen performs again
Monday, February 6, 2012
– Jake Owen performed in front of a sold-out crowd his first weekend back out on the road after undergoing surgery on Jan. 17 to repair his broken collarbone, due to a snowboarding accident.
"I'm thrilled to be back out on the road," Owen said. "And to have a sold-out show our first weekend back is such an awesome feeling." He performed Friday night (Feb. 3) for a near sell-out crowd at Cowboy's in Dallas and Saturday night (Feb. 4) for a sold-out crowd at Riverwind Casino in Norman, Okla.
"I'm not very good at sitting around the house taking it easy," Owen said. "I had eight screws and a metal plate put in to repair my collarbone, so I've had to spend a lot of time at doctor's appointments and physical therapy sessions over the past few weeks. Getting back out on stage was the best therapy I've had."
On March 1, Owen will be a guest on Chelsea Lately, hosted by Chelsea Handler, which airs at 11 p.m. ET on E! "I can't wait to meet Chelsea," he said. "She's fearless."
Owen's current single, Alone with You, entered the Top 10 this week on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. The song is the second single from "Barefoot Blue Jean Night.
Owen will attend the "Act of Valor" exclusive movie premiere in Nashville. He co-wrote and recorded a song on the soundtrack for the upcoming feature film. "Act of Valor" is a motion picture starring active duty Navy Seals, in theatres Feb. 24.
Upcoming tour dates are:
Feb. 9 - Ft Walton Beach, FL - The Block
Feb. 10 - Orlando, FL - Old Florida Outdoor Festival
Feb. 15 - Jackson, MS - Dixie National Rodeo
Feb. 16 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric
Feb. 17 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Feb. 18 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Rodeo
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Days of Gold
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Endless Summer EP
Jake Owen has been described by some as an artist who has evaded the prototypical country music playbook. And while that may be true, on his "Endless Summer" EP, coaxing a bit more life out of his summer tour with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, the artist openly embraces the classic summer music formula, offering up airy, catchy jams that will remind you of cool breezes and warm waters.
Owen chooses to bookend his taste of summer EP with two classic road songs, the first of which being »»»
Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Five years ago, Jake Owen debuted on the country music charts with his twangy, yet catchy Yee Haw. Owen, who turned 30 years old on Sunday, has matured as an artist, as evidenced by the 11 songs on his third album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Saturday Night." There's plenty of versatility from southern rock to country and ballads.
The title track is one of the Florida native's biggest hits. It has a perfect chorus, and it's just right for the summer time -- whether you're »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Newport Folk Fest retains its beauty
With acts ranging from Ray LaMontagne to The Staves to Case/Lang/Veirs, the Newport Folk Festival ran the gamut from tried and true to not so well known to brand new (sort of) acts.
And that was the beauty of day one of the festival in enabling attendees to sample a wide range of music and genres, albeit little of it folk as we once knew it.... »»»
Concert Review: Hensley, Ickes have a good thing going
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His sidekick, Trey Hensley, didn't offer any such comment.... »»»
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